|Poster:||Rick Prelinger||Date:||Feb 21, 2004 11:43am|
|Forum:||prelinger||Subject:||Re: Questions, Questions, Questions..|
1. We'll add "More Dangerous Than Dynamite" to the next group of films.
2. I believe that Harold "Herk" Harvey, the director of "Carnival of Souls," did indeed direct "Cheating." He seems to have been a person with excess energy. I drove past the house in Lawrence, Kansas where he lived while working at Centron, and his hillside yard is crisscrossed with stone walls leading from one end to another, seemingly built as an outlet rather than as dividers of space.
3. If "Honeymoon" has been lost, can you instead upload it into the Prelinger Archives section rather than into Open Source Movies? Thanks.
|Poster:||uniQ||Date:||Feb 21, 2004 1:32pm|
What about the ~50,000 films that the Lib. of. Congress got? Are they lost forever? Will we ever see them?
|Poster:||Rick Prelinger||Date:||Feb 21, 2004 1:56pm|
|Forum:||prelinger||Subject:||Re: Even more...|
We have about 4,000 identifiable "films" or units of unedited footage transferred to videotape. We hope to transfer more. Right now the Internet Archive is trying to diversify what's on the site, which is why we're focusing on the public domain feature film project, for instance. I am, however, committed to putting another 200 or so films online within the next few months.
Then there are new film collections we've acquired since the film archives went to the Library of Congress in 2002. Some of this material has been transferred to videotape and some of it is up, but the vast majority of it remains on film because I don't currently have spare cash to do any more bulk film-to-tape work. It costs about $60 to transfer an average film to tape, so you can see the numbers really add up.
All that said, I want to do more and will find a way to make it happen. Stay tuned.